Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Reporting in

Well, the orthopedic surgeon looked at the MRI of my right bicep. He mentioned a few things. One was that he's never seen a muscle tear between the muscle and the tendon until he saw my MRI. Another thing he mentioned was that there wasn't anything he could do for me. My bicep is torn, but I can only let it heal and then do therapy. Tomorrow I'll be seeing the shoulder specialist to find out what he has to say about my shoulder being dislocated.
Hearing what the doctor had to say was a relief and caused me to wonder. Did I make a mistake by coming back to the US? Was I overreacting to one surgeon's assessment of my situation? If I had stayed and gone under the knife it would have been a mistake. Would the surgeon there have realized what was going on with only an ultrasound? I know that I would not know about the dislocated shoulder without the MRI. My shoulder was the reason that I went to the doctor in the first place. How did I let myself get sidetracked to my bicep? There is a good chance that they won't do anything with my shoulder either, just rehab. Hmm...lots of questions, but I guess the only real answer is that I asked God for help, I listened to the people around me, and this is where I am now. So, I'm sure that He has something for me here...now.

1 comment:

Army Chap said...

Well, I know why you got side tracked by your bicep -
cuz it's so HUGE - you got guns an Army Howitzer battery would envy! :)